Domino’s Pizza, Britain’s largest pizza delivery chain, will create 5,000 new jobs and support more than 1,000 placements in the government’s all-new Kickstart program as it prepares for its busiest time of the year year.
The 5,000 new positions include pizza chefs, delivery drivers and customer service staff, and add to the 6,000 new jobs offered since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The company is also committed to providing more than 1,000 internships for young people in stores across England, Scotland and Wales as part of the Kickstart program. Under-25s who successfully fill places through the £ 2bn job creation scheme will receive on-the-job training and access to new e-learning modules on key skills such as timing and teamwork.
“It has been a privilege to keep our stores open during Covid-19 and now to be able to offer thousands of people the opportunity to become a member of the Domino’s team,” said new CEO of Domino , Dominic Paul, the former boss of Costa Coffee, who joined in May.
“We are also delighted to support the government’s Kickstart program, providing young people with the opportunity to return to work and learn lifelong skills through our training programs. Together, these more than 6,000 new roles will help Domino’s continue to safely serve our local communities as we head into the busy holiday season.
The chain said 80% of its store managers started their Domino career as a delivery guy or pizza maker.
Domino’s, which operates under license from its US parent company, has 1,184 stores in the UK and Ireland and employs over 35,000 people. Most of the stores are run by franchisees, with the exception of 36 outlets in London which are directly owned by the company. The capital has been more affected by the pandemic than the rest of the country, with a significant reduction in attendance and a greater bias in favor of collection orders.
Since the start of the business, it has taken steps to protect its customers and staff by introducing contactless delivery and simplifying its menu.
However, it suffered a drop in orders during the pandemic, as it prevented customers from collecting orders and dropped popular choices such as cheeseburger pizza, stuffed crust options and chicken wings from its menus. .
Last year, the company sold nearly 90 million pizzas and earlier this month launched a new range suitable for vegans.